The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild invites you to participate in its 2020 Annual Members’ Show, this year called Dimensions Variable, which runs from January 17 to February 16, 2020. The show is open to all current members.

2020 Members’ Show Curator’s Choice Award Winner: Franc Palaia

Dimensions Variable

Byrdcliffe’s Artist-in-Residence Program welcomes over 80 visual artists, composers, and writers annually for full-year, 5-month, or 4-week residencies: artists are given a private studio/creative space and have the option to either share general living quarters or live independently. During their stay the residents participate in work-shares, field trips, open studios, and have the opportunity for one-on-one-sessions with visiting artists. This annual exhibition in the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, in its fourth year running, is one of many ways in which Byrdcliffe’s identity as a historic art colony founded in 1902 is joined with its function as a space in which contemporary artistic discourse thrives.

Participating artists in all media: Edie Avioli, Olivia Baldwin, Jenny Beck, Caleb Booth, Kiki Carrillo, Elizabeth Clark, Sarah Crofts, Olivia D’Orazi, Jessika Edgar, Teal Gardella, Elissa Gore, Judith Hugentobler, Lisa Levy, Henrietta Mantooth, Rebecca Nison, Mindy Ohringer, Kimberly Ota, Sariah Park, Liz Rodda, Mark Sengbusch, Elizabeth Shores, Unu Sohn, Brett Stano, Maya Strauss, Meghan Surges, Brandon Sward, Robin Tewes, Elizabeth Tolson, Melissa Tolve, Allison Wade, Mia Weiner, Clarissa Wu.

Curators: James Adelman, Erika Kari McCarthy

Exhibition Dates: February 28 – March 29, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Panel discussion with the artists and curators: 3:00 PM
Readings by Byrdcliffe’s writers-in-residence: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, or by appointment on Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Auguste Garufi, Utopian Living, 2019. Paper, 16 x 20 inches.


Upon the urging of Arthur Wesley Dow, Zulma Steele (1881–1979) came to Byrdcliffe in 1903 during its first summer of operation and immediately established herself as a leading force in both the furniture and architectural designs of the art colony, along with her longtime collaborator and companion Edna Walker (b. 1880). Drawing on the permanent collection of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, museum collections, and private lenders, Craftswoman: Zulma Steele will include ceramics, furniture, furniture designs, paintings, works on paper, and some important Zulma Steele notebooks that have recently come to light.

This is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to Zulma Steele. There will be a catalogue with essays by scholars Derin Tanyol, Tom Wolf, and Bruce Weber.

Curated by Henry T. Ford, Derin Tanyol, Bruce Weber, and Tom Wolf.

Exhibition Dates: August 21 – November 15, 2020
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Panel discussion with curators Henry T. Ford, Derin Tanyol, Bruce Weber, and Tom Wolf; moderated by Karlyn Benson, Exhibitions Director on Monday, October 26 at 6:00 pm. The approximately 60-minute talk will take place on Zoom.

A video of the panel discussion is available here.


Zulma SteeleThe Big Mountain, Ashokan Reservoir, c. 1914–1915. Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 inches. Collection of Jean Young. 


The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s 21st Annual 5 by 7 Show is one of Woodstock’s premier events, showcasing artists from the Hudson Valley and beyond. The show is open to everyone and we accept and display all submissions. Works are exhibited anonymously, a fun way to give equal voice to all and showcase the talent of our members side by side with that of the international art world community in our midst. 5 by 7 artworks are sold for $150 each. This is a major fundraising event for Byrdcliffe. By contributing a small work you help to support our high-quality programming in the arts, including exhibitions and performances. Your support is needed more than ever during this extremely difficult and challenging time.

A preview of the 5 by 7 Show launches Friday, December 4 from 12:00 – 7:00 pm both in the gallery and online. On Saturday December 5, work will be available for sale in person and on the 5 by 7 website. (Gallery visitors will be admitted on a first come first served basis and only 10 people are allowed in the gallery at a time.)

Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 15, 5:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 4 – 20, 2020
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Click here for additional information about submitting work to the 5 by 7 Show or contact us at 5by7@woodstockguild.org.

All 2020 Byrdcliffe arts programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Our exhibitions program is made possible in part through support from the County of Ulster’s Ulster County Cultural Services & Promotion Fund administered by ARTS MID-HUDSON.